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Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

NEW 19-14 LEI

FT ScoreFull Time Score

NEW 36-28 LEI

Attendance

Not available

Referee

Sara Cox

Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons
36

Full Time

Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
28
Newcastle Falcons
T
T
C
T
C
T
T
T
C
KOHTFT
Leicester Tigers
T
C
T
C
T
C
T
C

Match Stats

Newcastle Falcons
Leicester Tigers
Possession
50%
50%
Territory
41%
59%
Penalties Conceded
14
8
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
Tackles Won
97/111 87%
91/107 85%
Scrums Won
4/4 100%
6/7 86%
Lineouts Won
12/13 92%
18/20 90%

Player Stats

Newcastle Falcons
Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
TCDP
15Kini Murimurivalu1T
14Jacobus van Wyk
13Jaco Taute
12Juan Pablo Socino2C
11Hosea Saumaki1T
10Dan Lancaster2C
9Jonny Law
1Francois van Wyk
2Archie Vanes2T
3Will Hurd
4Josh Poullet
5David Douglas Bridge
6Tomiwa Agbongbon
7Nathan Tweedy
8Sean Jansen
16David Aniebonam
17Dan Richardson
18Nephi Leatigaga
19Chester Owen
20Simon Koroiyadi
21Sam Edwards
22Morgan Meredith
23Jacob Cusick

Commentary

Falcons 36-28 Tigers, 6-4 on tries.

A conversion with the last kick denies Tigers a second point from the evening.  

Connon's conversion can deny Tigers an extra point - he makes sure of the kick to push the gap to 36-28 in the final seconds. 

Alex Tait try for Newcastle makes it 34-28

75

Connon off target with the Newcastle conversion with just one point between the teams. Falcons 29-28 Tigers.  

Instant reply by Falcons, try from a drive by hooker Robbie Smith, they are back in front at 29-28. 

Socino makes the conversion kick and it's 28-24 to Tigers on 71min.

Try for Archie Vanes and Tigers are in front at 24-26. Bonus point score.

Juan Pablo Socino adds the conversion for Tigers who now trail 24-21 on 67mins.

Superb try for Hosea Saumaki, tight to the left touchline, breaking the tackle and running clear. 

57

Debut try for No8 Sean Jansen is ruled out after TMO broguht attention to lineout drive. 

Brocklebank is sin-binned as Tigers pressure the tryline.

47

Off-target with the conversion but Falcons lead 24-14 on 47mins.

Falcons claim 4th try from replacement George Wacokecoke. 24-14.

Kobus van Wyk yellow carded after contact with head of Earle in a tackle near halfway.

41

Dan Lancaster will us under way in the second half with Tigers 5 points down at 19-14. 

HALF-TIME

Falcons 19-14 Tigers, 3-2 on tries. Scores for Tigers by Archie Vanes and Kini Murimurivalu.

Sure and true conversion by Lancaster from the left touchline cuts the gap to 19-14.

Kini Murivmurivalu forces his way into the left-hand corner after a succession of penalties on the opposite flank. It's 19-12 to Falcons.

Connon converts as Falcons lead 19-7 on 34mins.

Brett Connon's break leads to a third Falcons try, with centre Max Wright getting over the line. 

Connon adds the conversion and Falcons lead 12-7 on 28mins.

Falcons add a second try, after a 60-metre break by Lockwood crates opportunity for Zach Kerr to score on the right. They are in front 10-7.   

25

Falcons miss the conversion of the Earle try and Tigers are 7-5 in front at Kingston Park.

A break from Connon provides the chance and Nathan Earle dots down for Falcons on the left. 5-7.

20

Nice break by Murimurivalu and Saumaki from spilled ball but Falcons get back to force ball loose on the floor. 

Dan Lancaster converts the Archie Vanes try as Tigers lead 7-0 on 16mins

Tigers have a try, scored from a lineout drive on the left, hooker Archie Vanes scores his first senior try for the club.

10

An early change as Jacob Cusick is on to replace Jaco Taute in midfield. Tigers working hard in midfield but keeping Falcons in the middle third of the pitch.

KICK-OFF Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers

The home team to get tonight's game started. Keep in touch with all the action here on Matchday Live on website and app. 

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WEATHER REPORT

After a sunny afternoon, there are clear skies at Kingston Park, a good evening for rugby. We are 10 minutes from kick-off.

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TONIGHT'S OPPOSITION

A late change in the Newcastle line-up sees Ollie Lindsay-Hague ruled out, with Zach Kerr to start at No14. George Wacokecoke comes into the squad at No23.

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Alex Tait, 14 Zach Kerr, 13 Max Wright, 12 Luther Burrell, 11 Nathan Earle, 10 Brett Connon, 9 Louis Schreuder; 1 Adam Brocklebank, 2 Charlie Maddison, 3 Richard Palframan, 4 George Merrick, 5 Rob Farrar, 6 Callum Chick (c), 7 Freddie Lockwood, 8 Tom Marshall.

Replacements: 16 Robbie Smith, 17 Conrad Cade, 18 Mark Tampin, 19 Matthew Dalton, 20 Jamie Blamire, 21 James Blackett, 22 Joel Hodgson, 23 George Wacokecoke.

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HOW TIGERS LINE-UP

Back-rower Olly Robinson is out of tonight’s game as he stays home with his wife who is due to give birth. Nathan Tweedy, on loan from Nottingham Rugby, comes into the back-row and teenager Simon Koroiyadi from the Tigers Academy joins the Leicester bench.

STARTING XV
15 Kini Murimurivalu [33], 14 Kobus van Wyk [17], 13 Jaco Taute (c) [18], 12 Juan Pablo Socino [6], 11 Hosea Saumaki [8], 10 Dan Lancaster [2], 9 Jonny Law [3]; 1 Francois van Wyk (vc) [13], 2 Archie Vanes [2], 3 Will Hurd [4], 4 Josh Poullet [1], 5 David Douglas Bridge [0], 6 Tomiwa Agbongbon [2], 7 Nathan Tweedy [0], 8 Sean Jansen [0]

REPLACEMENTS:
16 David Aniebonam [0], 17 Dan Richardson [2],18 Nephi Leatigaga [61], 19 Chester Owen [0],20 Simon Koroiyadi [0], 21 Sam Edwards [1], 22 Morgan Meredith [0], 23 Jacob Cusick [2]

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MATCH PREVIEW | Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers

The top two teams in Pool 2 of the Premiership Rugby Cup meet at Kingston Park this evening with Leicester Tigers on nine points and Newcastle Falcons just three points behind after the opening rounds.

The Tigers team includes seven players who could make their club debut and five others who are set to start for a first time after previous experience off the bench.

Jaco Taute, who makes his first appearance of the season, captains a squad which includes seven Tigers Academy graduates.

Tigers beat Sale Sharks and Wasps in the pre-Christmas rounds of this competition, while Falcons took five points from a 34-27 win over Wasps and a point from defeat at Sale.

Alex Tait, Luther Burrell and captain Callum Chick are the experienced names in the team announced by Falcons, while England international hooker Jamie Blamire has been named as back-row cover among the replacements.

The three pool winners and the highest-ranked second-place team across all three pools qualify for the semi-finals.

Referee this evening is Sara Cox.

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Opposition Lineup

Starting XV

15
Alex Tait
14
Zach Kerr
13
Max Wright
12
Luther Burrell
11
Nathan Earle
10
Brett Connon
9
Louis Schreuder
1
Adam Brocklebank
2
Charlie Maddison
3
Richard Palframan
4
George Merrick
5
Rob Farrar
6
Callum Chick
7
Freddie Lockwood
8
Tom Marshall

Subs

16
Robbie Smith
17
Conrad Cade
18
Mark Tampin
19
Matthew Dalton
20
Jamie Blamire
21
James Blackett
22
Joel Hodgson
23
George Wacokecoke
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Form Guide
Form
LWLLL
Last Match
Lost to Leicester Tigers 5-27
Past Meeting
Lost 5-27
Form
Last Match
Past Meeting
Form
LLWLW
Last Match
Beat Newcastle Falcons 27-5
Past Meeting
Won 27-5

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